School of Education

School Based Teacher Educator (SBTE) Information

School-Based Teacher Educators or SBTEs (formally known as cooperating teachers) are an integral component to every teacher educator program. The School of Education at Nazareth College thanks each SBTE for agreeing to welcome a teacher candidate in their classroom.

Below you will find information regarding the different types of clinical experiences at Nazareth College along with the details about the responsibilities held by an SBTE. Please review the information that pertains to the clinical experience that the teacher candidate(s) assigned to your classroom will be experiencing.

Please note: Professionalism is of utmost importance to our office and we would appreciate notification ( should a teacher candidate fail to meet your professional expectations during any clinical experience.

Clinical Experience Descriptions & Required Documents

Field Experiences
Undergraduate Practicum
Student Teaching
Graduate Practicum

Interested In Hosting A Specific Teacher Candidate for a Clinical Experience?
If you or a colleague have had an excellent experience with a teacher candidate and you are interested in hosting them for one of their clinical experiences we ask that you please complete the survey below. Thank you for your interest in hosting a teacher candidate for one of their clinical experiences. Please fill out the following google survey.

It is important to note that a request does not guarantee that we will be able to place the teacher candidate in your classroom. There are a variety of factors that must be reviewed before a placement can be confirmed. These factors include but are not limited to certification requirements, the timing of the request, the teacher candidate's previous experiences and district approval. You will be notified if the placement has been approved.

 Request To Host A Specific Teacher Candidate


Please contact the Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships and we'll be happy to help.

Colleen M. Burrell, M.Ed.
Program Director, Office of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Golisano Academic Center, Room 277
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14618